Cosmetic dentistry patients can now receive less invasive treatment, due to a new digital development.
Dr Pravesh Solanki, of Cosmeticdentistryguide.co.uk, said new 3D systems, such as Candent's iTero, now allow cosmetic dentistry patients to have their treatment without first filling their mouths with impressionable mould-making material.
The iTero system is powered by proprietary imaging technology, which enables the dentist to digitally map the patient's teeth and bite. A replica model of the patient's mouth is then milled, meaning there is no need to re-impress patients and rendering remakes obsolete.
As well as being excited by the new technology Dr Solanki reiterated regular dietary advice for all dental patients.
"Milk and yoghurt are good for your teeth because they contain low acidity. Milk is also a good source of calcium, the main component of teeth and bones," he said.
Patients are advised to avoid sugary drinks and Dr Solanki stated green tea is a beneficial drink because it contains plaque-fighting antioxidants.
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Private dentistry news: 16 September 2011